Period
to 13 December 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
England > London
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 11 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4,728 4,521 4,396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.04% 9.52% 9.90%
As % of the Vendors category 25.06% 23.55% 23.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,267 3,142 3,101
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £180 £180 £200
90th Percentile £638 £625 £575
England median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 122 104
London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.53 £17.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.94% +8.65% -2.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.89 £11.25
90th Percentile £27.25 £34.29 £38.38
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.50

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in London.

All Vendors
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 18,867 19,195 19,116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.06% 40.42% 43.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,810 13,075 12,683
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £278 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 300 293
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.14 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in London over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in London over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the London region over the 6 months to 13 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -4 1,003 £425 -5.56% 345
West London +4 240 £400 - 206
East London 0 128 £438 -1.69% 52
South London -5 125 £425 +13.33% 36
North London 0 42 £300 -29.41% 14
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 1,508 (31.90%) Windows
2 1,337 (28.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,272 (26.90%) Finance
4 1,075 (22.74%) SQL
5 1,036 (21.91%) SQL Server
6 1,030 (21.79%) Agile Software Development
7 1,020 (21.57%) Active Directory
8 846 (17.89%) .NET
9 809 (17.11%) Microsoft Office
10 798 (16.88%) C#
11 784 (16.58%) Office 365
12 567 (11.99%) PowerShell
13 546 (11.55%) Microsoft Excel
14 533 (11.27%) ITIL
14 533 (11.27%) Windows 10
15 510 (10.79%) Migration
16 495 (10.47%) Windows Server
17 480 (10.15%) VMware
17 480 (10.15%) Business Intelligence
18 462 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
19 451 (9.54%) Windows 7
20 425 (8.99%) Banking
21 419 (8.86%) Amazon AWS
22 412 (8.71%) DevOps
23 408 (8.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 402 (8.50%) JavaScript
24 402 (8.50%) SharePoint
25 395 (8.35%) SCCM
26 382 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
27 356 (7.53%) Project Management

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 402 (8.50%) SharePoint
2 295 (6.24%) MS Exchange
3 180 (3.81%) IIS
4 167 (3.53%) Skype for Business
5 105 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 90 (1.90%) Apache
7 82 (1.73%) Tomcat
8 69 (1.46%) NServiceBus
9 65 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
10 57 (1.21%) Confluence
11 51 (1.08%) CMS
12 50 (1.06%) WebSphere
13 48 (1.02%) nginx
14 41 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
15 39 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
16 37 (0.78%) Apache Spark
17 36 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
18 31 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 30 (0.63%) SAS
20 28 (0.59%) Jetty
Applications
1 809 (17.11%) Microsoft Office
2 546 (11.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 279 (5.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 166 (3.51%) Microsoft Project
5 142 (3.00%) MS Visio
6 40 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.30%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.19%) InfoPath
9 8 (0.17%) Chatbot
10 6 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
10 6 (0.13%) CINEMA 4D
11 5 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 4 (0.085%) Acrobat
12 4 (0.085%) Adobe After Effects
12 4 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.085%) Adobe Premiere
12 4 (0.085%) InVision
13 3 (0.063%) SPSS
14 2 (0.042%) AutoCAD
15 1 (0.021%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 261 (5.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 119 (2.52%) Dynamics AX
3 61 (1.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 19 (0.40%) Eikon
5 18 (0.38%) NetSuite
6 17 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
7 12 (0.25%) Endur
7 12 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 11 (0.23%) Markit EDM
9 8 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
9 8 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
10 6 (0.13%) Elite 3E
10 6 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
10 6 (0.13%) SAP ERP
11 5 (0.11%) Primavera
11 5 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (0.11%) SAP MM
12 4 (0.085%) SAP GTS
12 4 (0.085%) SAP R/3
12 4 (0.085%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1,337 (28.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 784 (16.58%) Office 365
3 419 (8.86%) Amazon AWS
4 214 (4.53%) Dynamics 365
5 209 (4.42%) PaaS
6 203 (4.29%) IaaS
7 173 (3.66%) SaaS
8 168 (3.55%) Azure Active Directory
9 89 (1.88%) OneDrive
10 80 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
11 70 (1.48%) Azure Data Factory
12 64 (1.35%) GitHub
13 63 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
14 48 (1.02%) Serverless
15 37 (0.78%) OpenShift
16 33 (0.70%) Yammer
17 31 (0.66%) Azure Functions
18 29 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
19 27 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
20 26 (0.55%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 319 (6.75%) DNS
2 252 (5.33%) Firewall
3 202 (4.27%) DHCP
4 173 (3.66%) Skype
5 165 (3.49%) LAN
6 163 (3.45%) TCP/IP
7 161 (3.41%) WAN
8 156 (3.30%) VPN
9 134 (2.83%) Internet
10 75 (1.59%) Wireless
11 74 (1.57%) HTTP
12 69 (1.46%) SSL
13 68 (1.44%) SAN
14 63 (1.33%) VoIP
15 55 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
16 54 (1.14%) Intranet
17 49 (1.04%) Remote Desktop
18 40 (0.85%) Kerberos
19 39 (0.82%) IPsec
19 39 (0.82%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,036 (21.91%) SQL Server
2 408 (8.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 297 (6.28%) Data Warehouse
3 297 (6.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 267 (5.65%) Power BI
5 208 (4.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 132 (2.79%) Relational Database
7 120 (2.54%) Azure SQL Database
8 106 (2.24%) Data Lake
9 105 (2.22%) Big Data
10 88 (1.86%) NoSQL
11 82 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
12 80 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
13 79 (1.67%) Hadoop
14 71 (1.50%) SQL Server 2016
15 67 (1.42%) MySQL
16 58 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 52 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
18 51 (1.08%) MongoDB
19 36 (0.76%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 275 (5.82%) Git (software)
2 223 (4.72%) JIRA
3 196 (4.15%) Visual Studio Team System
4 173 (3.66%) Visual Studio
5 168 (3.55%) Jenkins
6 158 (3.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 126 (2.66%) TeamCity
8 89 (1.88%) Selenium
9 70 (1.48%) Octopus Deploy
10 66 (1.40%) Subversion
11 54 (1.14%) SpecFlow
12 52 (1.10%) NUnit
13 36 (0.76%) Artifactory
14 35 (0.74%) Bitbucket
14 35 (0.74%) MSI
15 31 (0.66%) WebDriver
16 30 (0.63%) Maven
17 29 (0.61%) CruiseControl
17 29 (0.61%) Moq
17 29 (0.61%) Travis CI
General
1 1,272 (26.90%) Finance
2 425 (8.99%) Banking
3 197 (4.17%) Retail
4 118 (2.50%) Legal
4 118 (2.50%) Marketing
5 116 (2.45%) Law
6 103 (2.18%) Front Office
7 91 (1.92%) Telecoms
8 80 (1.69%) Advertising
9 75 (1.59%) Investment Banking
10 60 (1.27%) Publishing
11 59 (1.25%) Financial Institution
12 55 (1.16%) Back Office
13 44 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
14 38 (0.80%) Manufacturing
15 28 (0.59%) Spanish Language
16 20 (0.42%) French Language
17 16 (0.34%) Electronics
18 15 (0.32%) General Ledger
18 15 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,057 (22.36%) Developer
2 805 (17.03%) Analyst
3 478 (10.11%) Architect
4 343 (7.25%) C# Developer
5 316 (6.68%) .NET Developer
6 293 (6.20%) Consultant
7 209 (4.42%) Support Engineer
8 205 (4.34%) Support Analyst
9 185 (3.91%) C# .NET Developer
10 181 (3.83%) Project Manager
11 174 (3.68%) Business Analyst
12 169 (3.57%) Service Analyst
13 145 (3.07%) Service Desk Analyst
14 141 (2.98%) SQL Developer
15 139 (2.94%) DevOps Engineer
16 138 (2.92%) Azure Engineer
17 135 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 131 (2.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 130 (2.75%) Desktop Support
20 128 (2.71%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 846 (17.89%) .NET
2 308 (6.51%) ASP.NET
3 248 (5.25%) AngularJS
4 245 (5.18%) HTML
5 216 (4.57%) ASP.NET Web API
6 188 (3.98%) Web Services
7 182 (3.85%) CSS
8 180 (3.81%) ASP.NET MVC
9 157 (3.32%) .NET Framework
10 153 (3.24%) WCF
11 144 (3.05%) React
12 142 (3.00%) XML
13 141 (2.98%) REST
14 129 (2.73%) JSON
15 110 (2.33%) HTML5
16 108 (2.28%) Node.js
17 98 (2.07%) jQuery
18 79 (1.67%) .NET Core
19 78 (1.65%) SAML
19 78 (1.65%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 382 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
2 156 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
3 149 (3.15%) Greenfield Project
4 144 (3.05%) Management Information System
5 142 (3.00%) User Experience
6 119 (2.52%) Data Centre
7 76 (1.61%) Fixed Income
8 72 (1.52%) Blackberry
9 66 (1.40%) Clustering
9 66 (1.40%) Fintech
9 66 (1.40%) PKI
10 64 (1.35%) Public Cloud
11 63 (1.33%) Mobile App
11 63 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
12 54 (1.14%) iPhone
13 50 (1.06%) Private Cloud
14 45 (0.95%) Algorithms
15 43 (0.91%) Virtual Team
16 39 (0.82%) Blog
17 35 (0.74%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1,508 (31.90%) Windows
2 533 (11.27%) Windows 10
3 495 (10.47%) Windows Server
4 451 (9.54%) Windows 7
5 328 (6.94%) Linux
6 216 (4.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 200 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 120 (2.54%) Apple iOS
9 110 (2.33%) Android
10 100 (2.12%) Windows 8
11 90 (1.90%) Unix
12 89 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 87 (1.84%) Mac OS X
14 55 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
15 53 (1.12%) Mac OS
16 30 (0.63%) Ubuntu
16 30 (0.63%) Windows XP
17 27 (0.57%) CentOS
18 13 (0.27%) Debian
18 13 (0.27%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,030 (21.79%) Agile Software Development
2 533 (11.27%) ITIL
3 510 (10.79%) Migration
4 480 (10.15%) Business Intelligence
5 462 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
6 412 (8.71%) DevOps
7 356 (7.53%) Project Management
8 353 (7.47%) Analytics
9 344 (7.28%) Scrum
10 333 (7.04%) CRM
11 291 (6.15%) MVC
12 265 (5.60%) TDD
13 258 (5.46%) ETL
14 229 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
15 212 (4.48%) Continuous Integration
16 204 (4.31%) Change Management
17 196 (4.15%) Test Automation
18 179 (3.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 177 (3.74%) SDLC
20 171 (3.62%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1,075 (22.74%) SQL
2 798 (16.88%) C#
3 567 (11.99%) PowerShell
4 402 (8.50%) JavaScript
5 255 (5.39%) T-SQL
6 244 (5.16%) Python
7 225 (4.76%) Java
8 74 (1.57%) VBA
9 67 (1.42%) TypeScript
10 65 (1.37%) Bash Shell
11 63 (1.33%) R
12 55 (1.16%) VBScript
13 52 (1.10%) VB
14 51 (1.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 47 (0.99%) C
16 44 (0.93%) C++
16 44 (0.93%) Go
17 41 (0.87%) Perl
18 40 (0.85%) Ruby
19 35 (0.74%) PHP
Qualifications
1 336 (7.11%) Degree
2 262 (5.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 229 (4.84%) Security Cleared
4 167 (3.53%) SC Cleared
5 120 (2.54%) MCSE
6 81 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
7 66 (1.40%) MCSA
8 60 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
8 60 (1.27%) MCP
9 52 (1.10%) CCNA
10 45 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
10 45 (0.95%) ISEB
11 40 (0.85%) ISTQB
12 36 (0.76%) MCITP
12 36 (0.76%) PMI Certification
13 35 (0.74%) CISSP
14 34 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 31 (0.66%) Master's Degree
16 30 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 28 (0.59%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (2.92%) QA
2 132 (2.79%) SLA
3 101 (2.14%) PMO
4 65 (1.37%) GDPR
5 55 (1.16%) Data Quality
6 43 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 20 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
8 16 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 15 (0.32%) PCI DSS
10 12 (0.25%) MiFID
11 11 (0.23%) HIPAA
12 9 (0.19%) FedRAMP
12 9 (0.19%) IFRS
12 9 (0.19%) IFRS 9
13 8 (0.17%) PSD2
14 7 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
15 6 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
16 5 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
17 4 (0.085%) Cyber Essentials
17 4 (0.085%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 1,020 (21.57%) Active Directory
2 324 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 144 (3.05%) Hyper-V
4 134 (2.83%) Docker
5 100 (2.12%) XenApp
6 93 (1.97%) Microsoft App-V
7 89 (1.88%) vSphere
8 86 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
9 80 (1.69%) XenDesktop
10 43 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
11 36 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
12 28 (0.59%) BitLocker
13 23 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
14 22 (0.47%) Xen
15 21 (0.44%) DFS Replication
16 17 (0.36%) VMware Server
16 17 (0.36%) XenServer
17 14 (0.30%) VirtualBox
18 13 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
19 11 (0.23%) NFS
Systems Management
1 395 (8.35%) SCCM
2 125 (2.64%) Ansible
3 114 (2.41%) Microsoft Intune
4 109 (2.31%) Puppet
5 95 (2.01%) Kubernetes
6 91 (1.92%) Single Sign-On
7 86 (1.82%) Terraform
8 79 (1.67%) SCOM
9 72 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
10 63 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 45 (0.95%) AirWatch
11 45 (0.95%) WSUS
12 36 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
13 33 (0.70%) vCenter Server
14 32 (0.68%) CA Single Sign-On
15 30 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
16 26 (0.55%) Nagios
17 23 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
18 21 (0.44%) Backup Exec
18 21 (0.44%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 480 (10.15%) VMware
2 302 (6.39%) Citrix
3 274 (5.80%) Oracle
4 259 (5.48%) Cisco
5 172 (3.64%) Apple
6 146 (3.09%) SAP
7 142 (3.00%) Google
8 132 (2.79%) HP
9 111 (2.35%) Ivanti
10 108 (2.28%) ServiceNow
11 96 (2.03%) Tableau
12 81 (1.71%) IBM
13 76 (1.61%) Red Hat
14 63 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
15 56 (1.18%) Adobe
15 56 (1.18%) McAfee
16 51 (1.08%) Splunk
17 49 (1.04%) Bloomberg
18 48 (1.02%) CA
19 46 (0.97%) CheckPoint